Wednesday, May 17, 2017

HQ Wizard Fabrics Removed


Yesterday I got an email from Spoonflower saying all my wizard designs have been removed by request from Warner Brothers. I knew it would be coming eventually since my wizard designs are fan art and I don't own Harry Potter. I was still gutted.

I've already received emails from people asking me to put back up the designs, but obviously I can't do that. I also don't want to be sued by Warner Brothers because of some cute fan art I initially made for myself.

Truthfully, I've been leaning towards fazing out my fan art. I have kept it up as long as possible because it was supporting my business while I have been trying to work on new products. I am hoping to find a way to make fan art in a way that isn't infringing on any copyrights (is that even possible?).

If you want to more information just google 'fan art and copyright infringement'.

I do still have a few wizard products that I will be selling on my own website, but I will not be remaking them in the future. I will probably be removing my wizard design from Society 6 as well.

I still have some cute fabrics available on Spoonflower and I have plans to make new designs (although I'm rethinking if I should even bother with the Studio Ghibli one I was working on T_T).

Thank you to everyone for the support and love of this design! xo

Friday, May 5, 2017

Sketchbook: OOTD


I'm pretty proud of myself for actually keeping up with my 100 day project and working on other sketches. I haven't really posted much, except glimpses in my sketchbook on Instagram stories.

This week I thought it would be fun to draw what I was wearing, but only managed one day. Things have been pretty busy around here.

I'm not sure if I would actually leave the house in this outfit, but it is something I wear around the house. I've always been really weird uncomfortable about wearing shorts out in public anyway, but I'm working on it. The summers here in Texas are brutal, so shorts are a must. It's always cold in my house so I tend to wear tights under my shorts (and sometimes socks with my sandals). I'm addicted to cardigans and my friend got me this amazing Totoro one for my birthday!

I am going to try and do more of these quick outfit of the day drawings in the future and hopefully share some more of my cute food sketches.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May Goals


I've seen several May Goal posts floating around, maybe it's because I've been on Twitter more, but I decided to try and hold myself accountable by posting my goals. I made a few goals for myself last month that I actually completed. Woot!

May Goals:

1. Get wooden heart ornaments painted. This is on my to do list every week....

2. Design 2 new fabrics. I'm currently trying to focus on a Ghibli + possible Star Wars design.

3. Continue 100 Day Project. I am still working on this drawing challenge! I haven't really posted much of my work, but I'm still trying. Some weeks I end up playing catch up by doing several days at once, but hopefully I'll get better.

4. Make more vegetarian/vegan meals. One of my New Years resolutions was to eat more vegetables. I bought a new cookbook (Isa Does It) and plan to make all the yummy things! I already have 4 recipes planned for this week.

5. Continue blogging once a week. I'm not a hard core blogger, but I think it helps as an artist/small business person to keep people informed...so I'm working on it. :)

6. Finish putting together my pixel afghan. This thing is a monster and I keep putting it off because I hate the sewing part. I also want to finish so I can start a new crochet project.

7. Organize art closet. It's like Tetris in there and I can't find anything.

That seems like a lot to work on...I've definitely been more motivated since I started going to these exercise classes 3 days a week (yay endorphins!) Getting out of the house has been a big thing for me this year! I've even gone to a few geek girl events. Sadly, I haven't been able to attend any Sketch Club meetings because we've been out of town a lot this year.

What are your goals for May? xo

Friday, April 28, 2017

Supernatural Stickers


I realized I had never made these cute Supernatural guys into stickers! They are now available in my shop!

I made these a tad smaller, so you get 2 of each design. I'll be testing out new stuff + would love your feedback!

PS If you are a fan of Supernatural, you can find this design on fabric too!

Short post, but I hope everyone is having a good weekend! xo

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Shop Reopened!

 ETSY

I've finally reopened my shop! I kept thinking I needed to wait until I've made a new collection + products. I couldn't decide what platform I wanted to use. Stuck in indecision, I just didn't do anything.

I finally kicked myself out of my weirdness and just decided to reopen. I had so much encouragement from everyone, which made me remember people liked some of my older products. I am slowly working on new stuff, but for now you can find some old favorites. (There are new sticker packs and fabric samples available though.)


I decided to use both Etsy + Big Cartel. (Etsy for the marketplace and Big Cartel for my own site that is under my control for the most part.)

Etsy is always making changes, which is hard to keep up with or annoying for sellers + buyers. Big Cartel is a flat fee and super chill, without all the craziness of Shopify. I almost thought about Storenvy again, but last time I ended up charged with so many hidden fees I didn't feel it was worth it. I would recommend trying them out to find what works for you. (End platform rant)

Thank you for the continued support and look forward to new products soon!! xo

Monday, April 10, 2017

New Fabric: Harry Potter Villains


I just got the new sample of my fabric in the mail! I really love how the blue background came out and makes the characters pop!

Someone on Instagram suggested I do non-directional fabric, which I tried on this one. I plan to do a non-directional of my first HP fabric, with a possible colored background. It's on the list of things to do...

You can find the fabric here and the sticker pack here.

Friday, April 7, 2017

The 100 Day Project

Instagram is my jam. I check it a million times a day...one day I saw the #The100DayProject and how many of the artists and creatives I follow were starting this week. I thought this would be a good way to kick start getting out of my own creative run and try something new.

I've been bored with my art recently. It feels repetitive and unoriginal...something is lacking which in turn is making feel depressed about creating in general. I decided to pick a theme for this project that did not involve drawing people. Instead I'm drawing kawaii food!



I even started a Pinterest board, so you can see where I'm getting my inspiration from. So far this project has been fun. I'm not thinking too much about these little drawings, just sketching it out, adding some watercolor and outlining in my Moleskine.

You can find out more about The 100 Day Project here.

PS I've opened my shop + will be adding more as soon as I get the new stuff made! xo